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It's the Ryugyong Hotel in North Korea, where the world's 22nd largest skyscraper has been vacant for two decades and is likely to stay that way ... forever.

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A picture doesn't lie -- the one-hundred-and-five-story Ryugyong Hotel is hideous, dominating the Pyongyang skyline like some twisted North Korean version of Cinderella's castle. Not that you would be able to tell from the official government photos of the North Korean capital -- the hotel is such an eyesore, the Communist regime routinely covers it up, airbrushing it to make it look like it's open -- or Photoshopping or cropping it out of pictures completely.

Even by Communist standards, the 3,000-room hotel is hideously ugly, a series of three gray 328-foot long concrete wings shaped into a steep pyramid. With 75 degree sides that rise to an apex of 1,083 feet, the Hotel of Doom (also known as the Phantom Hotel and the Phantom Pyramid) isn't the just the worst designed building in the world -- it's the worst-built building, too. In 1987, Baikdoosan Architects and Engineers put its first shovel into the ground and more than twenty years later, after North Korea poured more than two percent of its gross domestic product to building this monster, the hotel remains unoccupied, unopened, and unfinished.

Construction on the Hotel of Doom stopped in 1992 (rumors maintain that North Korea ran out of money, or that the building was engineered improperly and can never be occupied) and has never started back up, which shouldn't come as a shock. After all, who the hell travels to beautiful downtown Pyongyang? It would make sense if the hotel were in South Korea, where Americans are allowed to travel and where projects like the Busan Lotte Tower and the Lotte Super Tower now rise thousands of feet above the formerly modest skyline.

With Pyongyang's official population said to range between 2.5 million and 3.8 million (official numbers are not made available by the North Korean government), the Ryugyong Hotel -- the 22nd largest skyscraper in the world -- is a failure on an enormous scale. To put it in context, imagine if the John Hancock Center (1,127 feet tall) in Chicago (population 2.9 million) was not only completely vacant, but unfinished with zero hope of ever being completed.

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in the ps2 game mercenaries you get to to blow up that building with an anti-bunker missile.. so sweettt


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lol...brother #6...i was just going to write that..............


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But when we turn to the Hebrew literature, we do not find such jokes about the donkey. Rather the animal is known for its strength and its loyalty to its master (Genesis 49:14; Numbers 22:30).

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lol...brother #6...i was just going to write that..............

I think it would be kinda of cool if some sort of eccentric Howard Hughesian billionaire paid to have all the hideous architectural nightmares in the world transported brick by brick to a single location in the middle of the Mojave Desert. Sort of like the Anti-Vegas.

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lol..kind of like the london bridge is in arizona..i like the idea.....


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But when we turn to the Hebrew literature, we do not find such jokes about the donkey. Rather the animal is known for its strength and its loyalty to its master (Genesis 49:14; Numbers 22:30).

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my burro, bosco ..enjoying a beer in almaty

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I don't think it's unfinished. That's obviously a coop at the top there.

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It reminds me of a cross between the Luxor (the one in Las Vegas, with the giant beam shooting out of it into the sky) and an Imperial Star Destroyer.

If that's what it is - its rather badly parked... ;)

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It reminds me of a cross between the Luxor (the one in Las Vegas, with the giant beam shooting out of it into the sky) and an Imperial Star Destroyer.

If that's what it is - its rather badly parked... ;)

You try telling Darth Vader he has to move his ship and see what happens. :P

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It reminds me of a cross between the Luxor (the one in Las Vegas, with the giant beam shooting out of it into the sky) and an Imperial Star Destroyer.

If that's what it is - its rather badly parked... ;)

You try telling Darth Vader he has to move his ship and see what happens. :P

I'm sure someone had to take a shuttle over and apologise...

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Peace to All creatures great and small............................................

But when we turn to the Hebrew literature, we do not find such jokes about the donkey. Rather the animal is known for its strength and its loyalty to its master (Genesis 49:14; Numbers 22:30).

Peppi_drinking_beer.jpg

my burro, bosco ..enjoying a beer in almaty

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